Bola Weight

Bola Weight
Bola Weight
Date:
ca. 1880
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Ivory
Dimensions:
1 1/2 x 1 x 1 in.
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
North America
Culture/People:
Eskimo
Provenance:

Original Purchase Date: 8 / 88
Purchased From: Jim West
Gallery: Board of Trade Ivory Shop
Gallery Address: , Nome, AK 99762, USA

Accession Number:
2007.21.49
Acquisition Date:
2007-06-21
Credit Line:

Bequest of Thomas G. Fowler

Teardrop shaped bola weight. This bola was probably used on land to hunt birds rather than over water. Ivory weights would not float; driftwood weights were used on bolas used over water.

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